McCann Health New York Names June Laffey as Chief Creative Officer

By Erik Oster 

McCann Health has promoted June Laffey to executive vice president, chief creative officer of its New York office.

Laffey will relocate to New York from Sydney, where she served as executive creative director for McCann Health Australia for over seven and a half years. She also served as president of the pharma jury at Cannes Lions Health last year.

“To be entrusted to lead the creative teams in two of the highest-performing agencies in our network is truly exciting,” Laffey said in a statement published by FiercePharma, adding that partnering with McCann Health New York president Leo Tarkovsky, “who is not only incredibly successful, but smart and driven, is the cherry on the cake—or should I say the salt on the pretzel. For me, New York means new beginnings and a new opportunity to make a difference with ideas that can change, empower and even save lives.”

Laffey’s appointment follows the recent arrival of Linda Szyper as global chief operating officer and promotion of Marcus Sigurdsson to global chief digtial officer.

Szyper formerly spent two and a half years as chief commercial officer for Circassia Pharmaceuticals and most recently served as an independent life sciences consultant. Sigurdsson formerly served in the chief digital role for McCann Health Asia Pacific.